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L 157/34 EN Official Journal of the European Union 26.6.



of 25 June 2003
fixing the production refund for olive oil used in the manufacture of certain preserved foods

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, subheading 1509 90 00 and the factors used for fixing
the export refunds for those olive oils during the refer-
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
ence period. It is appropriate to take as a reference
period the two-month period preceding the beginning of
Having regard to Council Regulation No 136/66/EEC of 22 the term of validity of the production refund.
September 1966 on the establishment of a common organisa-
tion of the market in oils and fats (1), as last amended by Regu- (3) The application of the above criteria results in the refund
lation (EC) No 1513/2001 (2), and in particular Article 20a being fixed as shown below,
(1) Article 20a of Regulation No 136/66/EEC provides for
the granting of a production refund for olive oil used in Article 1
the preserving industry. Under paragraph 6 of that
Article, and without prejudice to paragraph 3 thereof, For the months of July and August 2003, the amount of the
the Commission shall fix this refund every two months. production refund referred to in Article 20a(2) of Regulation
(2) By virtue of Article 20a(2) of the abovementioned Regu- No 136/66/EEC shall be EUR 44,00/100 kg.
lation, the production refund must be fixed on the basis
of the gap between prices on the world market and on Article 2
the Community market, taking account of the import
charge applicable to olive oil falling within CN This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 July 2003.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 25 June 2003.

For the Commission

Agriculture Director-General

(1) OJ 172, 30.9.1966, p. 3025/66.

(2) OJ L 201, 26.7.2001, p. 4.